Gut Rumbles

December 07, 2005


I just checked my referrals and discovered that I was visited by someone doing a Google search for "fucked up as a can of worms." I don't mean to be picky here, but whoever went on THAT search needs to be dragged off and shot before he or she finds a way out of the woods. I can't stand it when people can't cuss right.

You OPEN A CAN OF WORMS when something you do or say has nasty and unforseen repercussions. Example: "I opened a real can of worms when told the little missus that her ass looked fat in that new dress."

You're FUCKED UP when you do something absolutely bat-shit crazy or asshole stupid. Example: "You told her that her ass looked fat? Man... you are as fucked up as a football bat."

There's a BIG difference between a metaphor and a simile.

I hope I put the top back on this can of worms. If you don't see my point, you're as fucked up as a June bug in January.


Going a little Dan Rather on us?

Posted by: Cythen on December 7, 2005 09:01 PM

There's a formal term for that, but I just call them _______isms after one of my good friends. One of her best: Instead of saying, "He don't know come here from sic 'em" or "He don' t know shit from shinola," she really said, "He don't know shit from sic 'em"...never knew what she said that was so funny. Does it all the time.

Posted by: RubyTuesday on December 7, 2005 09:22 PM

RubyT, I kinda like that "he don't know shit from sic 'em." I don't know why, but I do.

Posted by: Acidman on December 7, 2005 09:54 PM

I reckon a June Bug can fuck in January

Posted by: GUYK on December 7, 2005 10:39 PM

I got a google hit once for "two men fucking a watermelon".


Posted by: blondage on December 8, 2005 12:02 AM

who the fuck cans worms?

Posted by: k on December 8, 2005 12:11 AM

I got "Mom poops her pants".

Spent the whole day thinking, is this a medical issue, or is this guy just a sick bastard.

I settled on sick bastard, 'cause I needed a laugh.

Posted by: Terry on December 8, 2005 07:50 AM

Unless yer fishin, a can o' worms would be fucked up...

Posted by: Madfish Willie on December 8, 2005 10:26 AM

The expression is ... "as fucked up as a can of worms without the dirt" .
If you've ever been fishing and turned them sumbitches over and dumped them out, you'll know what it means.

Posted by: glee on December 8, 2005 05:49 PM

We used to call being stoned out of our mind on reefer "Fucked up as a can of worms" when I was a teenager. We thought it was a good thing.

Posted by: assrot on December 8, 2005 06:09 PM

Ijust punched that in google now - because I wanted to see -- and you came up first -- just after:

"Scholarly articles for fucked up as a can of worms

The Gardening of Thomas D. - by Eckert - 0 citations
The Gardening of Thomas D. - by Thomas - 0 citations
Did You Ever See a Hearse go By? Some Thoughts on ... - by Thorson - 3 citations"

Which I found pretty amazing -- I didn't realize that it was a schorlarly subject.

Posted by: Shawwn Kielty on December 8, 2005 10:24 PM

I believe the official phrase is 'fucked up as a soup sandwich'

Posted by: jsallison on December 13, 2005 04:25 PM
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